FELDENKRAIS METHOD workshop with Nevenka Koprivšek

3 November, Sunday 12:00-16:00 Kino Kultura
Feldenkrais method with Nevenka Koprivšek,
free entrance with announcement on kinokultura2015@gmail.com

This workshop is part of Kultrening 2019, part of the program line Together- socio-cultural activities for the wider society in the project space Kino Kultura, organized by Lokomotiva- Center for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture


The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving.
The Feldenkrais Method of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention helps increase the ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover the innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. It’s for anyone seeking more comfortable, efficient, sustainable movement and greater self-awareness for purposes of pain reduction, performance enhancement (artistic /day-to-day/athletic/), self-discovery, playfulness and quality of life improvement.

Teaching actors is very dear to me, not just because the relation between body, mind and emotions are at the core of actors job, but also I can easily apply concrete feldenkrais awarenss of movement lessons in acting situation.

My first encounter with the method was indirectly in Ecole Jacques Lecooq (81-83), since Monica Pagnuex, one of the closest collaborators of Lecoq, and one of acclaimed teachers for actors, left quite a nice legacy of lessons inspired from the Feldenkrais method in the analyse of movement classes, that she developed for and with Jacques. They all include a process of raising awareness through movement, by differentiating, finding variations, approximations, by observing, sensing, localizing, paying attention to yourself, the orientation in space, the rhythms, finding the “neutral” in a very large sense and then transposing movements on the stage in more theatrical form.

Nevenka Koprivšek

was trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and first worked as an actress, then theatre director and later on as an artistic director. She was artistic director of the one of the first experimental theatre venues in Ljubljana, Glej Theatre 1989-97. In 1997 she has established BUNKER organization and since then acted as the company’s director. One of Bunker’s major annual events is the MLADI LEVI international festival for performing arts, renowned for its demanding creative orientation, artistic excellence, and expertise in discovering new talent. In 2004, Bunker won the public tender to transform STARA MESTNA ELEKTRARNA, an old power plant into performing arts centre, where most challenging local and international theatre and dance projects find its home.

Nevenka has become certified practitioner of Feldenkrais method for awareness of movement at Accordmobile, in Paris in 2009 (with Myriam Pfeiffer ). In 2012 she finished two years advanced training with Jeremy Krauss in Vienna and later 2 years of training JKA 1 in Tegerensee, a training for special needs children and in 2017 a 2 years master class Under the oak with Jehudit Silver also in Vienna. She has done several master classes with Anna Maria Caponecci (on pelvic floor), Daniela Sinapi (several segments on Scoliosis), and David Zembran Bersin in New York around the mobility of neck… She is pre-assitant of Paul Newton in Paris City 3 professional training at Self-Wises in Paris. She is regularly teaching feldenkrais method in Ljubljana and abroad.

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